Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Join the front line of defense against cyber threats

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Online classes
2–3 years
Average time to completion
Cost per course
Courses required for
Master’s degree
No GRE Required

Learn the latest in protecting data and systems

Develop skills needed to expertly assess risk, anticipate, and avoid cyber attacks with your Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Johns Hopkins University. Our U.S. News & World Report #2-ranked cybersecurity program offers state-of-the-art facilities, advanced virtual classrooms, and the latest topics in industry-forward courses.

Flexible but challenging, you can complete our top-ranked fully online cybersecurity master’s degree in just 10 courses.

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It was fantastic. The courses were interesting and challenging. The program is incredibly flexible, especially the online courses.

–Joseph '18, Cybersecurity

For perceptive protectors

You will succeed in this program if you want to contribute to safer, more secure cyber and network environments for companies and individuals. This program is ideal for students looking to:

  • Advance their careers in information security, information technology, risk management and compliance, or governance.
  • Get ahead with cutting-edge knowledge and skills from industry experts.
  • Enroll in a flexible, online program designed for working professionals.

Uncover solutions for real-world success

Deepen your risk management and analysis abilities through coursework that delivers the latest in modern techniques and allows for personalization through optional independent study. Our program will help you:

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Guided learning from industry leaders

Interact and engage with instructors and classmates to build your professional network as you build your cybersecurity knowledge. Join a community that includes:

  • Faculty at the forefront of their professions, including experts from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics lab, who help you stay ahead of an evolving field.
  • Peers who are equally motivated to successfully represent the traditions and achievements of the Johns Hopkins family.
  • An expansive network connecting you to powerful partnerships and new opportunities.

Take applied and focused classes

To earn your Master of Science in Cybersecurity, you must complete 10 courses—three foundation courses, at least five courses from the Cybersecurity program, and up to two electives.

Required Foundation Courses
  • Cryptology
  • Foundations of Algorithms
  • Foundations of Information Assurance

Master’s Degree Focus Areas
  • Analysis
    Explore security issues such as forensic patterns, ethical hacking techniques, and reverse engineering.
  • Assured Autonomy
    Learn about the complexities and approaches necessary for autonomous systems and Learning-Enabled, Cyber Physical Systems (LE-CPSs).
  • Networks
    Study of cloud security, data communications, covert channels, the internet, and more.
  • Systems
    Better understand the security of computing devices in typical architectures and real-time systems.

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Excellence as a competitive edge

From developing visionary leaders, pioneering innovative research, and creating meaningful impact, you’ll find that the JHU advantage goes well beyond rankings and recognition.

Individual research

Work directly with a faculty member for in-depth exploration of your own unique interest.

In your space

Choose from multiple engaging and interactive ways to learn that are uniquely designed to meet your needs.

For professionals, by professionals

Bolster the inspiration that sparked your passion for science and engineering with field-leading experts.

Everything we do is focused on you

As a cybersecurity professional, you want to create a better future by improving everything you see. Our vision is to provide you a rich educational experience that makes that possible.

On your terms, on your time

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals offers exceptional online programs that are custom-designed to fit your schedule as a practicing engineer or scientist. You will have access to the full range of JHU services and resources—all online.

Opening the door to ambition

We are committed to providing accessible, affordable, innovative, and relevant education experiences for working adults. Our admissions counselors are standing by to help you navigate your next steps, from application and financial assistance, to enrolling in the program that best fits your goals. Applications are accepted year-round—with no GRE required.

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Opportunity afforded

78% of our enrolled students’ tuition is covered by employer contribution programs